Monday, September 27, 2010

live urban jax weekly - 9/30

sean was invited to talk about movember during this month's LIVE taping of urban jacksonville weekly with joey marchy, tony allegretti, jack diablo & johnathan bennett. the sulzbacher center will also be there representing transformations 2010 a great fundraising event - plus, i took all the photos for the presentation!

weekend fun

friday night: wedding crashers, lynch's & a loooong ride home

saturday: downtown walk, aiga always summer show & the rogue

sunday: triple date church & chicken, double date cookout @ home

pecha kucha recap

kudos to all the presenters from last week's pecha kucha, it was a great turnout with great slideshows and lots of personality!

jim ward on "being average"

patrick carter on the "aiga always summer poster show"

katie kurycki on "it's game day bitches"

tony allegretti on "five points is on fire"

and a special "improv pecha kucha" by steph, pcarter, corey & a guest

Friday, September 24, 2010

raw food days

last week we had a raw food lecture at work & then our chef mentioned he'd been on a raw diet for 2 mos. and lost 20+lbs w/ no exercise. soooo i set out to eat only raw foods for an entire week - and while it was fun and refreshing - i slipped the evening of night 4 with dinner at carrabba's, but i'm still proud of myself for trying something new & renewing my appreciation for fresh, organic fruit and veggies! i'll definitely add more raw-esome dishes to my repertoire.

sam holcombe on bike jax

our buddy sam - once my coworker at native sun & celebrity amongst the jax beard crowd - was featured on the bike jax blog for commuting on two wheels.

Meet Sam Holcombe, third place winner in the English moustache division at the World Beard and Moustache championships. Some of you may have have already met Sam during his days working at Native Sun. He is originally from Oklahoma and has been working and going to school in Jacksonville for the last 4 years.

What do you use your bike for? I use my bike for transportation and fun.

How long have you been commuting by bicycle and what was that inspired you to start? I always felt guilty about driving: buying gas, spending so much money on every little thing. I would commute off and on for a few years and on new years I gave up driving completely.

How many days of the week do you commute by bike? Six or seven depending on the week.

What would you say to convince someone who is considering commuting by bicycle to give it try? It can be done. It is not always easy but it can be done.

What could the city do to make biking better? Bike lanes! And not ones that cut out for no apparent reason. It is safer to have a bike line and make the trip that much more enjoyable.

What reaction do you get from co-workers? A few people I work with don’t have cars and it is seen as normal to get to work by other means.

What’s the best thing about commuting by bicycle? Not driving. I feel better about not driving and I stay in shape.

Can you give a brief description of your route? I don’t ride on the safest roads. I take University to Phillips to get to school, Phillips to get to work and Atlantic to go back home. If I have school and work it’s about 19 miles.

Where are your favorite roads or paths to bike in Jacksonville? Least favorite? I like the Baldwin trail and going up the Acosta, one of the only hills in Jacksonville. I don’t like Atlantic Blvd. Drivers seem to be the worst on Atlantic.

What do you like about biking in Jacksonville? And dislike? Jacksonville is flat. If this town had bike lanes you could actually use to commute it wouldn’t be that bad of a town to bike in. Jacksonville is also huge but the more you bike the smaller the distances seem.

Have you ever combined transit and biking or used a bus bike rack? Yes, sometimes it’s a nice break to use but I find it easier just to bike than use the bus system here. I have also been kicked of the bus for having my folding bike.

Do you commute in cycling or street clothing? And if cycling clothing, how do you handle the change to street/work clothing? I commute in both. I change in a bathroom when wearing cycling clothes

Any bike gadget/gear cyclists should not go out without? All you need is a bike and a bag. I have a few gadgets like bike trailer when I need to carry more stuff but it is not necessary.

Are you a member of any cycling organizations/clubs? If so, which ones? No

Scary bike stories? I have been hit by two purple Dodge Caravans.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

AIGA Always Summer Poster Show THIS SATURDAY!

AIGA Jacksonville’s 2010 Always Summer Poster Show will be the perfect place to enjoy hot design, cold beverages, and good company – a winning summer combination!

When? THIS SATURDAY 9.25.10 @ 7:00pm
Where? 111 East Bay Street (Above The Ivy)
Cost? $10 AIGA Members, $15 Non-member (save $5 by registering online!)

The exhibit will showcase inspired creativity, exemplary illustration, sound typography and well-executed technique within a laid-back atmosphere. Local DJs Joey Marchy & Dennis Eusebio will set the tone for the evening with a “mixed tape” of songs compiled from artist's poster-inspiration songs. Good times will be had by all. Prizes will be enjoyed by some :)

via aiga jacksonville

movember art show - call for artists!


We’ve got a lot things planned for this Movember that we’re pretty excited about. I’ll post all of the information for that later, but first I wanted to let everyone know about our Movember Art Show we have planned for the November “Movember” Art Walk!

The Mo, slang for moustache, and November come together each year for Movember. This event challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. So for our Movember Art Show, artists of all disciplines can submit work created in any medium as long as mustaches are the subject matter.

The opening will be held at the "Movember" Art Walk on November 3rd from 5pm-9pm at the 229 Hogan Street Studio.

Sound Awesome? Of course it does. If you have questions, contact Sean Collins at or at 904.718.6947.

Full Details:

•Art must have a mustache theme.
•Art is due by October 27, 2010 - I’ll have more information regarding drop-off locations soon.

Many thanks to Varick Rosete for putting the flyer together for us!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

photo bomb - mustache style!

"sometimes the best action is happening in the background of a photo" haha. thanks for the link donna!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

september pecha kucha

Pecha Kucha is a presentation format featuring passionate presenters showcasing their talent or knowledge to you the crowd. They only have 20 slides that last 20 seconds, which makes for good times, good laughs, and great fall line-up:

* Tony Allegretti
* Jim Ward
* Katie Kurycki
* Patrick Carter
* Special Improv Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha is a FREE event
$3.50 Beer | $4.50 Wine @ 5pts Theatre

September 21, 2010
Doors open at 6:30
Presentations begin at 7:00
Click here for the Facebook Event Page

*poster design by my bestie karen kurycki

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

jemibook gives you the finger

my friend jemibook is a nail polish master. love the black ties on this set! check out her tutorials on flickr and youtube!

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